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May 23rd, 2013, 12:16 PM
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I think you will do very well the second time. You pretty much had a natural labor with your first, aside from the unnecessary epi. Too bad they didn't check you first because you did do it all on your own!

Generally speaking, second births are shorter and maybe somewhat easier than firsts, but I will say that being interested in doing it natural and arming yourself with the information you need in order to get the birth you want is a bigger factor.

My second was easier and shorter than my first, but I was still in "do what the doctor says" mode so I accepted some interventions that I shouldn't have (or at least could have done without). It was only after my second that I really began researching birth options and all the natural stuff. So if you are already doing that, I say you are doing a great job and will be well prepared.
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